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Tennessee Faces of Opioids

Welcome to the Faces of Opioids.






About TN Faces of Opioids

Tennessee is among the hardest-hit states when it comes to the opioid epidemic. The story of its impact is often told in numbers:  1,268 opioid overdose deaths in Tennessee in 2017; more than six million painkiller prescriptions in our state in 2018. But behind the numbers are people – the Tennesseans bearing the devastating impacts of this crisis. The Tennessee Department of Health is sharing the stories of these Tennesseans to put a face on the epidemic and what people are doing in every county and community of our state to bring it to an end. These are Tennessee Faces of the Opioid Crisis.





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Are you a Tennessean who has been personally impacted by the opioid crisis? Are you working to be part of the solution? Share your story here.



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Opioid Overdose
Deaths in 2018


Prescriptions in 2018


Babies Born with
Neonatal Abstinence
Syndrome in 2018




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